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  1. QB at a power 5 school can always be volatile. It is also the most unpredictable position even for colleges. Look at Alabama with all their success at recruiting top level QBs..in the last 2 years, I think over 4 or 5 have transferred due to various reason, but mostly lack of playing time or not having success when they did play. We have even less a cushion over the last 4-5 years. IF it wasnt for transfers (Newton, Marshall..and possibly now Stidham), we would have had a disaster at QB. We havent always recruited consistent top level QBs in recruiting. So this year, I feel we are in the best shape POSSIBLE with Stidham, SW and potential futures in Willis. BArrett is struggling..so who knows there..
  2. SHe may be A factor, but if there are others that are hurting team chemistry, you can't bench or get rid of all of them... I agree, she is a little bit of a fire cracker, but only Coach Meyers knows her heart, and her attitude, and her relationship with other players..so I trust his judgement. If she suits up and plays, then he probably has given her her LAST chance, even as a senior... I remember other players who needed more stern coaching, or TLC, or kicks in the butt to give them a chance to grow and mature...I see this is what a veteran coach like Meyers is doing now..Trust him... This team's main problem is lack of hitting throughout the bottom of the lineup, and a second year pitcher who is struggling...
  3. I will never say that about Meyers. He has too much history and a proven track record. I just think they have problems with the current roster becoming better hitters in the SEC. I think the new ones, if they will improve, will be better players than what Meyers is putting out there for now, especially at the bottom of the order. This team only scored 4 runs against a team with one of the highest ERAs in the league. We simply do not hit well consistently, shown by our team batting avg...and probably with runs scored...
  4. I think if you listened over the last few weeks, Coach Meyer has made several points about how this team needs to bear down and focus and do what needs to be done to be better hitters, fielders etc... I think he knows that this team needs probably more knee jerk motivation...and they have to show in practice too. I have a feeling this team is too distracted (and I'm not even talking about the off the field stuff). The only consistent player has been Wallace. Cooper is not even batting .300 and driving in runs or hitting close to last year. She has 7 hrs and 35 rbis and last year she had over 20 hrs and over 80 rbis. she will not come close to that total. And a lot of it is they are not pitching to her since she doesnt have strong hitting around her since Wallace was put in the leadoff spot to jump start our hitting... I just don't see this team finding the magic elixir this year...but there is a little time left to hope...
  5. The bottom of our order simply is not helping. I think the last 4's batting avg is under .200 except for Shea who has about a .250 avg... Can't score runs if we can't get on base...
  6. I was one of them..lol. Never thought Swindle could keep them from scoring just enough to make it interesting. Either she is getting better or SC is a really bad hitting team. 2 shutouts in a row... Proud of Swindle for sure as it was her first start in SEC...she did great. And Carlson..she is top of her game right now.. starting or relieving..doesnt matter to her.... Very very nice win for the ladies...under tough circumstances for this team and coaches...
  7. Is the game on tv? I looked and didnt find it...
  8. Draper is a leadoff...she can NOT be looking at third strikes...She HAS to put the ball in play... THis team really lacks one major thing...timely hitting with runners on...Our team batting must be near the bottom of the league...
  9. Sorry look at the stats. Draper batted in the first, AND the second inning and now the fourth, so by the fourth they did already bat around twice...since Draper is our leadoff hitter... Now your turn...))
  10. DOn't assume the announcer is wrong. Sometimes it does take 2 times around and the pitcher gets a little more tired..especially since Swindle has not pitched much and who knows her endurance. I wonder if she gets in trouble will CCM put in Carlson to nail it down...even if she pitches tomorrow too..
  11. I totally agree. 2 runs will not win this game today. With Swindle, there is no expectations that based on her other appearances that she can give up less than 3 runs. But we seem to not do well with RISP. Seems that is what MEyers has preached on most of the year as a glaring problem. SC has shown they can win a game a series (Bama, MSU..etc). IF we can pull this one out today, we will sweep, and it would be a great confidence to this team, based on all the off the field stuff they have dealt with....
  12. So has Coach Meyers made any statement on this? I would like to hear from him. And what is the best guess for how long they will be suspended? Is it AU policy AND team policy that comes into play here? Sorry for Coach Meyers. Such a lot of pressure after all the success of last year. How things change quickly...
  13. So how could it be 40-50 years ago MLB pitchers were throwing 8, 9, or even extra innings in games, and they had long careers as pitchers? It was nothing for throwing over 120- 150 pitches. It's hard to believe it has to do with what they threw in little leagues or in HS. THey all threw curve balls, or even sliders etc..back then. And for every study that one side trots out here to support their side, there are just as many touting the other side of the argument. I have no answers..but I think CBT is protecting these pitchers because he knows and wants them to make it to MLB...and not make it because their college coach overworked them...He is protecting their future career and i appreciate that...
  14. It is still odd that our 2 top pitchers have both been shut down for arm fatigue and it is not even the end of the season. HAs this been happening to other SEC pitchers this year? I am wondering if this is a CBT pattern...
  15. So Borges is not coming back to Alabama to run as LT Governor?